Being Brunel Highlights Tour

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays;

Free with admission

Journey into the world of Isambard Kingdom Brunel to discover the genius behind some of the world’s most important engineering achievements.

Our volunteer led Highlights Tour allows visitors to dive deeper into the Being Brunel Museum. Knowledgeable volunteers will highlight themes and objects in the museum retelling fascinating stories to further explore the life and legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Tuesday – Friday *

Tours last around 20 – 30 minutes and are held regularly throughout the day, please check with staff on arrival to see what is available on the day. 

Entry to Being Brunel and the Being Brunel Highlight Tour is included in the admission price for Brunel’s SS Great Britain which gives free unlimited return visits for a year. A separate ticket is not required. See our tickets and prices here.


*Please note these tours are unavailable during school holidays, please check availability upon arrival in the Visitors Centre

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